Kraft Heinz released its second-quarter earnings report delayed by accounting problems and revealed continued fallout related to those problems on top of weak sales.

The company that makes Oscar Mayer hot dogs, Kool-Aid, Heinz ketchup and Velveeta took charges in excess of $1 billion in the first half due in part to the “perceived risk” to the value of the company during a rough year in which its stock has been cut in half.

Shares of Kraft Heinz Co. tumbled as much as 16% Thursday, hitting 10-year lows.

The company, created in a 2015 merger crafted by Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett and Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, had been trying to regain its footing amid big changes in what people eat and how they perceive the company’s most iconic brands.

Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway has a 26.7% stake in Kraft Heinz. Kraft Heinz’s plunge leaves Berkshire’s stake valued around $8.5 billion, well below the $13.5 billion that the company has Kraft Heinz marked on its books. While Berkshire has not taken a write-down on its stake as of the second quarter, the company has said it’s possible an impairment could come in the future.

Early this year Kraft Heinz disclosed an investigation into its accounting practices by federal regulators and said it would slash the value of its Oscar Mayer and Kraft brands by more than $15 billion.

While executives were cleared in the investigation, which focused on a relatively small number of people in its procurement operations, Kraft Heinz was forced to adjust past results reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In May, it restated its financial results for 2016, 2017 and the first nine months of 2018.

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That damage continued to play out Thursday.

Kraft recorded charges of $474 million in the quarter, “primarily driven by the application of a higher discount rate to reflect the markets’ perceived risk” to the company’s value.

It took additional charges of $744 million in the first half related to its export and refrigerated businesses, among others.

Profit during the first half of 2019 dropped almost 55%.

“The level of decline we experienced in the first half of this year is nothing we should find acceptable moving forward,” said CEO Miguel Patricio. “We have significant work ahead of us to set our strategic priorities and change the trajectory of our business.”

Kraft earned $449 million, or 37 cents per share, for the three months that ended June 29. A year ago it earned $754 million, or 62 cents per share.

This report includes material from Bloomberg.

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